Okay, today's Rambling is going to be fairly short. "Legends of the Mall" was one of those almost totally substanceless filler episodes I so dislike. There's been quite a lot of filler in the last two seasons, and that doesn't give me any high hopes for fifth season. This one wasn't even particularly funny, and most of that humor was provided by Trent.
What more can I say about this? People were mostly in-character
outside the stories, but that was so little a part of the show that
it's pretty irrelevant. The stories themselves were fairly mediocre
bits of folk hokum, the kind of insipid tales told around Boy Scout
and Girl Scout campfires. It was all topped off by a predictable but
very unfortunate ending that ruined this episode's chance of staying
in the "slightly amusing but pointless" category and dropped into
the "not funny enough to be ludicrous" category.
I'm still missing author credits for everything after Psycho Therapy
or so, so I don't know who wrote this one, but I've got my suspicions.